An article on the website libertarian.nl in the side adresses the funding of Labohm himself :
One of the websites Labohm often publishes on (www.techcentralstation.com) is sponsored by Exxon and several car manufacturers. Doesn't this discredit his reliability ?TechCentralStation is a free-market website where all sort of very lowbrow climate denialism was publised by the same couple of climate skeptics appearing again and again in different astroturf groups.
Labohm : "no of course not, for my articles i receive a fee like is normal for scientific articles"
The fact Labohm writes an article in defense of Exxon does raise a couple of questions :
- Scientists normally don't get paid for their papers. Why does Labohm gets a fee for what he writes ?
- Labohm says he get "a normal fee" : which amount of money are we talking about ?
- Isn't the article on DDS in defending Exxon a case of "don't bite the hand that feeds you" ?